The Cochrane Public Library will celebrate Family Literacy Day with Puppets and Pajamas.

It is a free, fun, event for all ages that will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Leah Woodford Program and Engagement Manager at the Cochrane Public Library says, “We are having a puppeteer come in at 11:30 a.m. however prior to his arrival, families will be able to come to the library and take in stations throughout the library that help promote family literacy in a fun way for all age groups.”  

Not to give away too many surprises, there will be Lego challenges, family heritage and tradition stations, and a puppet creation station. Plus, everyone is encouraged to take part while wearing their most colourful, fun, and comfy PJs.  

Woodford also points out that Puppets and Pajamas is, “A great opportunity for the community to come in and get their library cards and see the amazing resources we have beyond our books. We have the tool lending library we have sports equipment people can borrow. Usually, when people come into the library and have not been for a while or never been, they are floored by the amazing resources we have.” 

There is no longer any excuse not to have a Cochrane Public Library card as it is now fine and fee-free in 2023. This means, for free, you have access to all the items at the library plus the inter-library loan system. Patrons can order items from other libraries in the province and as Woodford puts it, “That allows us to be bigger than our walls.”  

Everyone is invited to attend Puppets and Pajamas on Saturday. Woodford says, “We are really looking forward to the community coming because the library is about community.”